Chickering explores ‘Twisted Family Values’ in novel

Get ‘Bizzy’ reading and ‘Choo’ on Chickering’s new novel

Chickering explores ‘Twisted Family Values’ in novel

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — We’ve all heard the term “kissing cousins,” but Maplewood author V.C. Chickering takes this to a new level in her second novel, “Twisted Family Values.” With much the same wit we saw in her debut novel, “Nookietown,” Chickering skewers upper middle class, WASPy New Jersey while still making her characters relatable, sympathetic […]

OFD captain to celebrate retirement with a cookout

OFD captain to celebrate retirement with a cookout

ORANGE, NJ — Capt. Jamie Anderson of the Orange Fire Department will retire, effective Thursday, June 27, and he’s celebrating with a retirement cookout for residents at his house on 204 Tremont Ave. on Saturday, June 29, at 1 p.m. “Come and celebrate,” said Anderson on Sunday, June 2. “Cookout at Captain Anderson’s house. Food, […]

WOHS teacher 1 of 12 nationwide selected as fellow

WOHS teacher 1 of 12 nationwide selected as fellow

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School business teacher Jason-Lamont Jackson was accepted to the Next Gen Personal Finance Summer Institute in Palo Alto, Calif., sending him to the West Coast to collaborate with other teachers on building curriculum for the next school year. The program, which helps financial educators develop curriculum and provides […]

Musical ‘Bridges’ the gap between funny and dramatic

‘Bridges of Madison County’ to run for 10 days in South Orange

Musical ‘Bridges’ the gap between funny and dramatic

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center will host a 10-day production of “The Bridges of Madison County” from June 20 to 30, bringing the book-turned-movie-turned-musical to life on the South Orange stage. The Broadway production of the show won Tony Awards for Best Orchestrations and Best Original Score, both by Jason […]

Timberlake and Giblin sweep to victory in primary

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake won a chance at her own full term representing East Orange and the rest of the 34th Legislative District in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 4, with 6,615 votes or 44.06 percent of the 15,012 total votes cast. Fellow Democrat Tom Giblin received 6,637 votes or 44.21 […]

Irvington BOE seeking to replace Scott, who resigned

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington Board of Education member Melody Scott has resigned from the board after purchasing a house in Union Township, so there is another vacancy to be filled. Scott currently works in East Orange Mayor Ted Green’s administration, after serving in town for years in the administration of former Mayor Wayne Smith and […]

Police detain resident due to mayor’s executive order

IRVINGTON, NJ — Conrad McPherson was detained by Irvington police on Thursday, June 6, after authorities said he violated Mayor Tony Vauss’ executive order barring him from entering municipal public buildings without a police escort. Vauss issued the executive order Tuesday, May 28, informing McPherson he is “prohibited from any unsupervised access to any township […]

Fairview School has star-studded Career Day

Fairview School has star-studded Career Day

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Fairview Elementary School held its 10th annual Career Day on Thursday morning, June 6. This was an opportunity for children at all grade levels to hear from individuals working in various occupations and for the younger children to spend time romping with a dance teacher or having a treat from a colorful […]